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Jordan scores 23 as Tulsa tops South Alabama 84-62

Nov 21, 2009 - 11:49 PM TULSA, Okla.(AP) -- Jerome Jordan scored 23 points, Justin Hurtt added a career-high 21 and Stephen Idlet had his first career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds as Tulsa overpowered South Alabama 84-62 Saturday.

Tulsa (4-0) took command late in the first half, breaking a 23-23 tie with a 12-0 run. The Hurricane made 15 of 16 free throws in the final 5:26 of the first half as the smaller Jaguars (3-2) committed 16 first-half fouls.

Tulsa led 42-29 at the break. Twenty of its first-half points came from the free-throw line.

Hurtt hit a trio of 3-pointers and was fouled on a third. He made 2 of 3 free throws to help TU maintain a double-digit lead throughout the second half.

Tim Williams led South Alabama with 17 points and Gary Redus added 11. Tulsa outrebounded the Jags 53-29 as Jordan and Bryson Pope each added nine and limited South Alabama's shooting to 37 percent.






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    South Alabama 62, Tulsa 84  FinalNov 21 6:58 PM


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    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    SOUTH ALABAMA 29 33 62
    TULSA 42 42 84 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: SOUTH ALABAMA - TIM WILLIAMS 17, GARY REDUS 11,
    RAYMOND SIMS 8
    TULSA - JEROME JORDAN 23, JUSTIN HURTT 21, TWO
    PLAYERS WITH 10

    Nov 21 6:15 PM


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    SOUTH ALABAMA 29
    TULSA 42 HALFTIME

    Nov 21 5:05 PM